- Airbnb on Thursday said its women hosts from India created an approximate combined income of over 100 crores in 2019, an increase of 40% from the previous year’s income.
Global tech-hospitality platform Airbnb on Thursday said its women hosts from India created an approximate combined income of over 100 crores in 2019, an increase of 40% from the previous year’s income.
Data also showed that the top five cities in India are Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Jaipur, with the largest number of women hosts.
Girls in India make up 34 percent of Airbnb’s “Stays” hosts and 40% of “Experience” hosts.
“Airbnb aims to partner women hosts across the country by encouraging them to follow their passions. Women’s entrepreneurship not only boosts the economy through job creation but also creates positive social outcomes for them,” said Amanpreet Singh Bajaj, Country Manager, Airbnb India, in a statement.
“In 2019, Indian women hosts earned more than $14 million (about ~100 crores) and we’re pleased to be a catalyst to allow women to become digitally savvy and financially independent,” he added.
Female hosts worldwide gained more than $14.9 billion in 2019 by Airbnb hosts.
Airbnb celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of its female host community in the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8 with a panel discussion under its #HostWithHer campaign, highlighting how digital tourism has played a key role as travel pioneers on their path to success.
The panel discussion included actress Lara Dutta from Bollywood, entrepreneur and culinary expert Pooja Dhingra, executive director of the Shivina Kumari Foundation in Princess Diya, and host Anne Jyrwa from Airbnb.
Panelists explored their entrepreneurial journey through the panel discussion, and how they are inspired by travel.
Airbnb’s global #HostWithHer campaign this year highlights several inspirational women hosts across the Asia Pacific, and how women are constantly following unusual career paths and encouraging fellow women to join in their journey.
Female entrepreneurs are exploring new markets and meeting untapped customer needs through creative businesses according to the latest Airbnb data.
Indeed, women are increasingly promoting productive entrepreneurship in the burgeoning segment of travel and tourism.
In Airbnb’s global community, there are more women than men (54 percent of Airbnb’s Stays hosts and 50 percent of Airbnb’s Experience hosts globally are women), demonstrating the strong potential for women to grow as global business leaders in delivering exclusive stays and travel experiences.
Airbnb, Inc. is an online platform where visitors can arrange or sell accommodation, mainly homes or tourism experiences. The business has no real estate listings, nor does it host events; it operates as a broker, earning commissions from each reservation.